CM BS Yediyurappa says we are not rejoicing the arrest of DK Shivakumar
By the arrest of Congress leader DK Shivakumar, the BJP government reacted that it’s main political opponent, on the issue of corruption.
While CM BS Yediyurappa said, “We are not rejecting the arrest of DK Shivakumar.” He also said “I only pray that Shivakumar will come out of this unscathed. I have never practiced vendetta politics. The law will take its own course in some instances. If he comes out of this, I will be happiest.”
The party sources said CM Yediyurappa to not “blow up” the Shivakumar case as it may affect the party’s Vokkaliga vote bank which is only now beginning to back the BJP.
During the Lok Sabha elections, the saffron party has made inroads into the Vokkaliga heartland in South Karnataka. Due to that, they will gain 25 of the 28 seat constituencies in Karnataka.
In Mandya, the voters turned back their from JDS and voted for BJP Independent candidate Sumalatha Ambareesh. The Minister said “Further, with the CM himself downplaying the issue, we were forced to remain quiet,” he said.
Shivakumar’s arrests angered community leaders in Vokkaliga, they are planning to rally against that on next week. Under the aegis of Vishwa Vokkaliga Okkoot, representatives of Various Vokkaliga organisations decided to meet with Shivakumar in Bengaluru.
Tourism Minister C T Ravi said the corrupt have no community or caste. They are all the same. We will speak at the right time and place.